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Global Automotive Position Sensor Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Position Sensor Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Position Sensor

Automotive electronics, such as microprocessor-based automotive engine control modules, have graced the automotive domain since the 1970s. The use of such electronics helps carmakers to abide by federal emission regulations and at the same time improve vehicle operation. The electronic content of vehicles has gradually risen since that time. The adoption of sensors increased in the late 1990s. One of the most notable automotive sensor technological advances, MEMS technology, was developed well before the 1990s. Position sensors based on MEMS technology were deployed for powertrain and engine control applications.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive position sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 6.79% during the period 2017-2021 .

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive position sensor market for 2017-2021 . To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue of position sensors fitted in the passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The estimation is based on position sensors used for powertrain applications and other applications.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Position Sensor Market 2017-2021 , has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • DENSO
  • Delphi Automotive
  • HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co
  • Sensata Technologies
Other prominent vendors
  • CTS
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Methode Electronics
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • ZF
Market driver
  • Development of easy-to-use position sensor
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Stray field interference in magnetic position sensor
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of smart position sensor
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Position Sensor Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive position sensor market: Bosch, Continental, DENSO, Delphi Automotive, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co, and Sensata Technologies

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CTS, Infineon Technologies, Methode Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric, NXP Semiconductors, and ZF.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Development of smart position sensor. The position sensors are increasingly witnessing wider application in the modern vehicles. The growing electrification of mechanical components has led to the use of a higher number of automotive sensors in modern vehicles, and position sensor is one the crucial sensor among them. The positions sensor saw development from contact position sensor to contactless sensors, and magnetic sensors in the contactless segment are becoming quite popular in the automotive market.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Development of easy-to-use position sensor. Position sensor is a crucial component in the engine management system of modern vehicles. Developments like contactless inductive position sensor (CIPOS) by Hella KGaA Hueck & Co are gaining popularity in the automotive market and leading to wider adoption of position sensor. The CIPOS technology offers precision and easy-to-use position sensor, and the measurement range of both linear and angular sensors can be flexibly designed. In addition to flexibility, this sensor is easy to assemble and not sensitive to mechanical misalignment.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Stray field interference in magnetic position sensor. The magnetic position sensor is gaining popularity in the automotive market owing to its reliability against dirt, dust, grease, vibration, and humidity factors, which are common to harsh automotive applications. However, conventional magnetic position sensors are running into a problem due to interference from stray magnetic fields. The stray magnetic fields corrupt the sensor output or reduce the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). As a result, the automotive market is finding it difficult to comply with stringent risk-management requirements of ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standard set for safety-critical designs. Additionally, rising electrification has increased the risk of stray magnetic field interference in the vehicles.

Companies Mentioned

Bosch, Continental, DENSO, Delphi Automotive, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co, Sensata Technologies, CTS, Infineon Technologies, Methode Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric, NXP Semiconductors, and ZF.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global four-wheelers market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Global passenger cars market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Global commercial vehicles market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Historical brief: Automotive sensors
    • Explosive growth of automotive sensors in vehicles
    • Position sensors: Market dynamics
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis of automotive position sensors
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive position sensor market
    • Position sensor types
      • Table Position sensor types
      • Table LVDT structure
      • Table Incremental position sensor structure
      • Table Absolute position sensor structure
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive position sensor market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Most common position sensor application in vehicles
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Overview: Global automotive position sensor market by vehicle type
      • Table Global automotive position sensor market by vehicle type 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global automotive position sensor market by vehicle type 2016-2021
    • Global automotive position sensor market by passenger cars
      • Table Global automotive position sensor market by passenger cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global automotive position sensor market by commercial vehicles
      • Table Global automotive position sensor market by commercial vehicles 2016-2021 ($billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview: Global automotive position sensor market by geography
      • Table Global automotive position sensor market by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global automotive position sensor market by geography 2016-2021
    • Automotive position sensor market in APAC
      • Table Automotive position sensor market in APAC ($ billions)
    • Automotive position sensor market in Americas
      • Table Automotive position sensor market in Americas ($ billions)
    • Automotive position sensor market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive position sensor market in EMEA ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table EU emission standards and limits
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Development of smart position sensor
    • Growing popularity of hall-effect position sensor
    • Rising focus on development of self-driving vehicle
    • Increase in EVs launch to drive position sensor market
    • Development of sensor packaging
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Global automotive position sensor vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Bosch
      • Table Bosch: Business segmentation 2016 by revenue
      • Table Bosch: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Bosch: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Bosch: Product portfolio
    • Continental
      • Table Continental: Business segmentation 2016 by revenue
      • Table Continental: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Continental: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Continental: Product portfolio
    • DENSO
      • Table DENSO: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table DENSO: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table DENSO: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table DENSO: Product portfolio
    • Delphi Automotive
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Product portfolio
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Recent developments
    • HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co
      • Table HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 by revenue ($ billions)
      • Table HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co: Product portfolio
      • Table HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co: Recent developments
    • Sensata Technologies
      • Table Sensata Technologies Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Sensata Technologies Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Sensata Technologies: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Sensata Technologies: Product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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